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Women Balk at Chinese Government Plans to Raise Birth Rate

Last week, the Chinese government announced that the country’s population had declined for the first time in decades, setting off a cacophony of alarm bells among those concerned about China’s demographic destiny. Chinese women,...

Shrinking Birth Rates Accelerate China’s Demographic Crisis

While Xi Jinping may profess confidence that “the East is rising and the West is declining,” China’s birth rates are rapidly diminishing. Recently released official statistics suggest continued deepening of looming demographic...

CCP Plays Matchmaker To Stave Off Demographic Crisis

On Tuesday, February 22, 2022, thousands of Chinese couples registered their marriages. The date is known as “Love Day,” as it contains many twos, connoting pairs, and the Mandarin pronunciation (“er”) is vaguely similar to the...

Girl Power Up

The Economist’s Analects blog reports on the present condition of women in China. The article focuses on urban women and their changing values on work and family: Kate Ba is in her late 20s and works at a public relations...

China’s Single Mothers

Howard French examines what it’s like to be a single mother in China. From the International Herald Tribune: In a society where until quite recently premarital sex was often punished, the issue of single motherhood has...

Picky women keep waiting for Mr Right – Wang Shanshan

From China Daily (link): The current trend of adults remaining unmarried in Chinese cities is considered to be the third since the People’s Republic was founded in 1949. The first in the early 1950s and the second in the early 1980s. “Well-educated, financially-independent women and poorly educated men with low income make up the largest […]



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